Question: What information should be posted with images taken with a microscope?

stevie asked on January 17, 2018 20:43
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In our open call last week, we were talking about the microscope-basic project and how to capture images of particulate matter. We were wondering if a guide or template could be created for taking these images. I think we could do this if we identify what information would need to be stored with the slide images. Anyone have ideas on what should be included?


Looks like the Public Lab Store offers the microscope stage calibration slide as an Add-On. If you overlay your sample on this very small ruler, you will be able to measure what you are seeing. Perhaps we could mention this in a guide or template?

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Perhaps someone is familiar with the metadata captured by commercial microscopes?

Off the top of my head, i'd start brainstorming:

  • date
  • who captured the image
  • level of magnification
  • type of optics used
  • ...

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Maybe also: type of light source, image size/resolution, any relevant sample treatment/preparation/suspension.

This might not be exactly the rubric we're after, but there are some guidelines about slide image data/handling here , which have me (a non-expert for sure) thinking about what kinds of info we might want to keep track of.

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